Linked by fvillanustre on Fri 6th May 2011 22:19 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y When comparing the evolution in market share of Linux and OpenBSD, two operating systems that were born around the same time, a question comes to mind: why is there such a difference in market penetration? Linux, on one side of the spectrum, with a license that supposedly impairs commercial venues, has enticed companies and organizations to adopt and support it under varying commercial models, while the BSD derivatives (FreeBSD, OpenBSD and NetBSD), with a larger history and an allegedly more commercial friendly license haven't been as successful to gather a large installed base and widespread adoption.
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RE: Because....
by No it isnt on Fri 6th May 2011 23:00 UTC in reply to "Because...."
No it isnt
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Exactly. And what I said (under a different name) back when others said OpenBeOS needed to use a more commercial-friendly license like BSD or MIT. Ten years on, Haiku is still not close to where Linux was back then -- but not only for lack of corporate support, of course.

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